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W3 Chair in "Digital Phonetics"INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING I AT THE
The chair’s research and teaching is supposed to focus on the development of theoretically founded methods for Speech Processing/Spoken Language Processing pertinent for the digitization of language processes and data collections. It should form an integral part of the interdisciplinary research area located between Linguistics, Speech Processing/Natural Language Processing, Human-Computer Interaction and Visual Analytics. The chair includes leadership of a research group at the Institute for Natural Language Processing (IMS).
In addition to foundational research in Automatic Speech Recognition and Phonetics, the research profile of the chair should cover application-related basic research in several of the following areas:
- Development of machine learning methods for speech processing, with systematic adaptation to application scenarios (in particular for scenarios with limited availability of data, such as non-native and dialectical utterances, resource-poor languages, special domains, etc.)
- Theoretically motivated modeling of prosody (intonation, phrasing, voice quality, etc.) in its linguistic functions (e. g., information focus) and paralinguistic functions (e. g., emotions)
- Spoken Language Understanding, i. e., capturing the content and contextually determined communicative functions of spoken utterances
- Experiment and simulation as methods of language research
- Speech and language processing in multimodal and embedded interactive scenarios
- Methodologies for the critically reflected exploration of speech data in large heterogeneous data collections (e. g., social media)
The requirements for employment listed in § 47 and § 50 Baden- Württemberg university law apply.
Applications should preferably be in electronic form and include the usual documents (vita; copies of certificates; list of publications, taught courses and past grant acquisition; statement of research interests) and three relevant publications. Please send them by December 1st, 2016 to the vice chair of the search committee:
Prof. Dr. Jonas Kuhn
Institut für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung
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The University of Stuttgart is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women are strongly encouraged. Severely challenged persons will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.